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Frolova S. V. Socio-cognitive Types of Experiencing Reality and Commitment to One’s Country. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2018, vol. 7, iss. 3, pp. 270-?. DOI:

Socio-cognitive Types of Experiencing Reality and Commitment to One’s Country


It is proposed to distinguish nine socio-cognitive types of reality experiencing based on different types of combination of personal social well-being and the level of its socio-cultural integration of the imaginative sphere. The concept of level of sociocultural integration of the personal imaginative sphere, which was conceptualized and operationalized by the author in her precious works, shows how the system of significantly experienced secondary images of the world integrates a person with the socio-cultural environment of a large social community of the country. We singled out types of reality experiencing, which are cognitively integrated into and cognitively differentiated from the culture of the country’s social community, as well as a mixed cognitive type characterized by cultural diversity of meaningfully experienced images of the world. We have described the types of personal experiences, depending on satisfaction or lack of satisfaction with one’s social well-being, as well as the type of experiencing reality, which is tolerant of socially-conditioned difficulties. It is supposed that the presence of socio-cognitive types of experiencing socio-cultural reality is typical of people committed to their country. The empirical study was performed on a sample of 500 people aged 19 to 25 years (320 girls and women, average age 22 years, and 180 boys and men, average age 22 years); 400 citizens of Russia and 100 citizens of Kazakhstan. The following diagnostic toolset was used: psycho-diagnostic questionnaire “My social well-being” (A. A. Grachev and A. A. Rusalinova); questionnaire “Commitment to one’s country”; image-associative test, which allows to establish the coefficient of socio-cultural integration of the individual imaginative sphere. It was established that people who are committed to their country are cognitively integrated with the socio-cultural environment types of experiences of reality, the most common of which is a cognitively integrated type tolerant to social difficulties.


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